Liberia: Inquirer, published by the New Era Publications Corporation, a local newspaper that has operated for years in Liberia recently appointed Madam Christiana Winnie Saywah-Jimmy as it’s first female managing editor.
Mrs. Saywah-Jimmy was appointed by the Board of Directors and
Shareholders of the paper. She had served as acting managing editor prior to the death of Mr. Philip Wesseh, head of the paper.
In a letter dated Tuesday, January 03, 2023, the Board said “We present our compliments and to inform you that the Board is herewith appointing you as Managing Editor of the INQUIRER Newspaper.” It continued: “We are pleased to appoint you to this very important position of national and international significance because you have proven to be competent, reliable, and willing to learn, since you assumed the mantle of Acting Managing Editor, when the late Attorney
Philip N. Wesseh, became seriously ill in 2021.”
The Managing Editor’s primary responsibility is to provide over all administrative and editorial
leadership of The INQUIRER Newspaper.
Madam Saywah-Jimmy began work at The Inquirer in 2001 as an intern from the
International School of Journalism under the Liberia Broadcasting System. She was then assigned at the Legislature where she was awarded as Best Legislative Reporter in 2008. Later she also took assignment at the Judiciary and interchangeably she covered
the Executive. During the period as a senior reporter, her assignment cut across from gender to agriculture onwards to transport, health, finance, post, information and human rights as well
as politics thereby giving her vast knowledge on how to cover and report news.
Madam Saywah-Jimmy then rose to being an associate reporter and latereditor.
In her quest to explore professionalism, Saywah-Jimmy left the Inquirer Newspaper and was employed at Gender Ministry; though at some point of her professional so-journey she served the Ministry of Agriculture as Communications consultant and the Insight Newspaper.
The Inquirer Newspaper Managing Editor is the current vice president of the Female Journalists Association of Liberia and a media trainer and mentor who served as head of the Press Union of Liberia membership under two past leaderships. She is a graduate of the University of Liberia with a BA in English
Literature and a diploma in Mass Communication.